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599 GTZ at Kuwait Auto Works Show

Discussion in '612/599' started by Yo06Player, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Yo06Player

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    So, apparently there is a 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato that has been made.

    They claim 9 exist, and this is the only one with manual transmission.

    But if this is the 9/9, where are the 8 others ?

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  2. GHG

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    Wow – never even heard of this project. Manual transmission as well. Do you have more photos?
     
  3. NürScud

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    Well, that's a really nice question!
     
  4. DeSoto

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    WAT?

    First time I´ve heard of it. Nothing here at Ferrarichat. Google shows nothing, nada, niente. Understandable in a one-off, but it´s quite strange that all the 9 buyers decided to keep their cars buried for so long.
     
  5. G. Pepper

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  6. ZDF_Fan

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    My first reaction is that maybe they mislabeled it?? Certainly looks a lot like the 575 GTZ. However the hood as well as sides don’t match the 575 GTZ. Front grill also looks somewhat different with maybe larger side air scoops... but that might be the lightning and angle of the photo.

    Certainly strange that there is no evidence of this particular model anywhere no matter how rare.

    No more photos @Yo06Player?


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  7. Yo06Player

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    That's a 599 for sure, the rear is different from the 575 models.

    It's really weird, it has Nibbio badges on the side. I like the front but not so sure about the rear.

    here are some more :

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  8. dcmetro

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    Damn... I wasn't aware of that thing
     
  9. ZDF_Fan

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    Wow stunning. Thanks for the additional pics


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  10. amenasce

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    Wow i love it
     
  11. G. Pepper

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  12. JLopez

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    this really looks great! would love to see the other specs.


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  13. dcmetro

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  14. raider1968

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    Not big on the rear but he would not turn it down
     
  15. KevinBennet2018

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    It seems that the car is for sale at Tomini:)
     
  16. G. Pepper

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    What's the story behind the shields that say NIBBIO on them? Searches just inform me that it's the Italian word for the kite bird.
     
  17. TrojanFan

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    Found this from 2007:

    "It is a 575 .. saw it at the Quail in 2006 .. belngs to a Yoshiyuki Hayashi who is a famous Japanese car collector, who owns numerous cars of great historical value, including several Ferraris such as the 166MM, the 250 Spider California, two Daytonas – a coupe and a spider – and the Enzo.

    In the classic tradition of the keen purchaser of exclusive cars who stimulated the creativeness of Italian coachbuilders in the 1950s and 1960s, Yushiyuki Hayashi asked Zagato if it would be possible to create a body for his 575M, in the style of the famous 250GTZ berlinetta.

    When Zagato received this request, it informed Ferrari of the project, which would be a good opportunity to celebrate the model’s anniversary, and then created a car that harked back to the 250 GTZ, built around the Ferrari 575.

    Like its forebear, the 575 GTZ has an all-aluminum body, and, as a tribute to Ferrari and to two-seater Italian sports cars, it has joined the exclusive group of cars that are the fruit of the tradition of custom-built cars.

    Like the 250 GTZ, it sports two-tone paintwork with styling cues and volumes that explicitly refer back to the 1950s, and sublimates the character of the many cars built by Zagato to clothe original engineering, with the pure style of traditional sports cars. For Zagato, the project represented an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTZ of 1956, one of the most outstanding GT cars, which has already gone down in history.

    The model, which was also commissioned by a gentleman driver and collector, in the best Zagato tradition, is a sublime synthesis of prestige and performance, elegance and sportiness, to the point that it can boast the highest value of any car in the luxury period sports car market. The 250 GTZ has won numerous competitions and concours d’elegance, and it represents a dream come true, because experts and fans consider it one of the most beautiful cars in the world.

    The new 575 GTZ has the Ferrari prancing horse on its bonnet and the Z of Zagato on its side, an expression of eternal Italian excellence in its form and content. It is a winning combination, linking the most powerful, famous engineering in the world with the most refined, fascinating sporting style, both made strictly in Italy.

    The concept of sporty elegance, functional design that does not merely follow the trend of the moment but strives for pure performance, and the ultra-light aluminum body are Zagato’s strengths which become a universally recognized value.

    Just as in the 1956, the 250GTZ was showed at the most important concours d’elegance, 50 years later, the 575GTZ will be presented in a world premier at Villa D’Este Concours D’Elegance, Cernobbio (Italy) April 22th - 24th."
     
  18. fergusonrs

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    The car is currently for sale at Tomini Classics in Dubai
     
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  20. damian in nj

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    Cavallino magazine has listed the 550/575 variants in their price guide for years, but was there a 599 Zagato version as the title suggests?
     
  21. Medvezh

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    I'm surprised the factory has no problem with the car being advertised as 'FERRARI 599 GTZ NIBBIO ZAGATO' while it doesn't bear any Cavallino badge so is not approved as an official Ferrari car - just like Carrozeria Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso.
    Maybe that's the reason a lot os us here never heard of the car - it's simply not a Ferrari :) But thanks for this topic, I'm glad I could learn about it.
     
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    From Ahmed Al Bakry (Refined Marques):

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  24. G. Pepper

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    I don't care about its status, I just like it as a design. Not perfect, but passionate.
     
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